odanadi

documentary project on rehabilitation facility in Mysore,India for abused girl children.

2011
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ODANADI

In the expressive Kannada language, 'Odanadi' is one who walks hand in hand with you through life's long journey: a mate, a friend for all seasons.

OSS(Odanadi Seva Samsthe), since its establishment, has organized and undertaken over a dozen rescue-operations, propelled by the active involvement of sex workers. More than 400 girls in and around the state of Karnataka have been rescued, and the perpetrators of this traffic have been brought to book. The Trust currently houses 75 rescued children, with the intention of protecting them from the clutches of the sex-trade. They have also been successful in having (over 22) women, that were once part of the trade, marry and settle.
The goals of the program include providing food, education, vocational training, health care and counseling for its residents and creating awareness and influencing policy making related to anti-trafficking. The founders and their team also have awareness programs designed solely to eradicate the stigma associated with women of the flesh trade. The trust conducts several activities oriented towards shoring up its residents 'moral' infrastructure including cultural capsules, meditation, recreation, group activities and training.

The intention of this imagery is for you all to stop and observe. To understand where these kids are coming from and help them build themselves into sane responsible citizens. these kids need learning,caring and tons of affection.
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